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Newsmax is bidding to buy Newsweek.

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  1. Talk about corporate culture clash. I would pay to be a fly on the wall at the first employee meeting after that merger.

  2. Newssquared?

    1. Newsperiod?

      1. Probably the most fitting, considering the amount of blood involved.

    2. NewsWEAK.

  3. Do they make glossy paper big enough for the font?

      1. NewsX. News designed for the most disaffected generation known to man.

  4. Those responsible for the sacking have been sacked.

    British Airways has apologized for a picture in a company magazine that showed a boarding pass in the name of Osama bin Laden.

    The company said Thursday that the image of the fake boarding pass appeared in LHR News, a biweekly publication for British Airways employees at London Heathrow airport.

    “A mistake was made and we are working to find out how this occurred. Apologies for the error,” British Airways said in Twitter messages replying to Tweeters who raised the issue.

    1. But, were their sisters once bitten by a moose?

      1. A M??se, JW. And if VM was around prior to his marriage, I think we all know the answer to that.

    2. British Airways has twitter followers?

  5. I can hardly wait for the Washington Times takeover of Scientific American

  6. This makes no sense to me, and I’ve worked in the magazine business. What does Newsweek have that WorldNetDaily can’t create from scratch, for less money? How much value is there in a fading and tainted brand name attached to an obsolete business model?

    1. Well, you can sell anything if the price is right.

      1. Any periodical’s subscriber list has some value for similar publications, but you can always just rent that.

  7. Snewk Maxwee.

  8. Hmm… the “max” of something could also be said to be its “peak”. And “peak” rhymes with “week”. Why not choose a name suggestive of both companies by calling the combined entity “NewsPeak”?

    1. Hey, I was just thinking the same thing!

      Of course, whenever they print something people don’t like, they’d be called NewSpeak and compared to Big Brother from 1984, but I’m sure a little name-calling won’t bother them.

  9. OH wow, that is absolutely amazing is it not? Wow!

    Lou
    http://www.Anonymous-VPN.de.tc

    1. It is not.

      Weren’t expecting that, were you?

  10. So, just a heads up, after shootings in Cumbria, Britain may restrict gun rights more.

    http://www.economist.com/world…..d=16282215

    Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, even when they get all British, I still do love the Economist (not referring to this story particularly, just the magazine in general).

    1. As an opinion piece, it’s not to bad; the money quote:

      It is hard to know what other lessons might be learned from the murders, but politicians should prepare for the answer to be “none”.

      Of course, they fail to mention that England had a pretty lax restrictions during the Victorian era and that the modern prohibitions were initiated by fears of a Bolshevik uprising in the early 20th century.

      “Safety” only became an issue in the last 20 years as a disarmed population found itself victim to massacres by armed men who could fire among them with impunity.

      1. Yes, but…

        Firearms have been regulated since 1671, when Charles II banned anyone without property worth ?100 a year from owning guns, bows or ferrets.

        What is it with authoritarians and ferrets?

        1. Hey, every ferret on the Court signed his daddy’s death warrant (weasels are rabid Parliamentarians, you know.) So I can understand wanting to restrict ownership to the upper classes.

  11. Maybe some brilliant entrepreneur could combine the Weekly World News and Newsweek. Then we could have Joe Klein editorializing on space aliens visiting the Prez, or Elvis sightings on Mars.

  12. When I’m not skewing right, I’m screwing suckers left and right.

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